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This checklist includes all bird species found in Corse , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

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Country or region: Corse [map]

Number of species: 378
Number of endemics: 1
Number of introduced species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2015-06-13
Last modified: 2024-01-05
See also: https://inpn.mnhn.fr/collTerr/region/94/tab/especes
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Mute SwanCygnus olor
Tundra SwanCygnus columbianusRare/Accidental
Ruddy ShelduckTadorna ferrugineaRare/Accidental
Common ShelduckTadorna tadorna
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedula
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeata
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Northern PintailAnas acuta
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Marbled DuckMarmaronetta angustirostrisExtirpated
Red-crested PochardNetta rufina
Common PochardAythya ferina
Ferruginous DuckAythya nyrocaRare/Accidental
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marilaRare/Accidental
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaRare/Accidental
Common ScoterMelanitta nigraRare/Accidental
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisRare/Accidental
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
SmewMergellus albellusRare/Accidental
Common MerganserMergus merganserRare/Accidental
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator
Ruddy DuckOxyura jamaicensisIntroduced species
White-headed DuckOxyura leucocephalaExtirpated

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Ring-necked PheasantPhasianus colchicusIntroduced species
Common QuailCoturnix coturnix
Red-legged PartridgeAlectoris rufaIntroduced species

 
PHOENICOPTERIFORMES: Phoenicopteridae

Greater FlamingoPhoenicopterus roseus

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Little GrebeTachybaptus ruficollis
Horned GrebePodiceps auritusRare/Accidental
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaRare/Accidental
Great Crested GrebePodiceps cristatus
Eared GrebePodiceps nigricollis

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Stock DoveColumba oenas
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbus
European Turtle-DoveStreptopelia turtur
Eurasian Collared-DoveStreptopelia decaocto

 
OTIDIFORMES: Otididae

Little BustardTetrax tetraxRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Great Spotted CuckooClamator glandariusRare/Accidental
Common CuckooCuculus canorus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Caprimulgidae

Red-necked NightjarCaprimulgus ruficollisRare/Accidental
Eurasian NightjarCaprimulgus europaeus

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftTachymarptis melba
Common SwiftApus apus
Pallid SwiftApus pallidus
Little SwiftApus affinisRare/Accidental
White-rumped SwiftApus cafferRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Corn CrakeCrex crexRare/Accidental
Spotted CrakePorzana porzana
Eurasian MoorhenGallinula chloropus
Eurasian CootFulica atra
Western SwamphenPorphyrio porphyrioRare/Accidental
Little CrakeZapornia parva
Baillon's CrakeZapornia pusillaRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Gruidae

Common CraneGrus grus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Burhinidae

Eurasian Thick-kneeBurhinus oedicnemus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Recurvirostridae

Black-winged StiltHimantopus himantopus
Pied AvocetRecurvirostra avosetta

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

Black-bellied PloverPluvialis squatarola
European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
Eurasian DotterelEudromias morinellusRare/Accidental
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Little Ringed PloverCharadrius dubius
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellus
Kentish PloverAnarhynchus alexandrinus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquata
Bar-tailed GodwitLimosa lapponica
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosa
Jack SnipeLymnocryptes minimus
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticola
Great SnipeGallinago media
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Wilson's PhalaropePhalaropus tricolorRare/Accidental
Terek SandpiperXenus cinereusRare/Accidental
Common SandpiperActitis hypoleucos
Green SandpiperTringa ochropus
Marsh SandpiperTringa stagnatilis
Wood SandpiperTringa glareola
Common RedshankTringa totanus
Spotted RedshankTringa erythropus
Common GreenshankTringa nebularia
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutus
RuffCalidris pugnax
Broad-billed SandpiperCalidris falcinellusRare/Accidental
Curlew SandpiperCalidris ferruginea
Temminck's StintCalidris temminckii
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Little StintCalidris minuta
Least SandpiperCalidris minutillaRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Glareolidae

Cream-colored CourserCursorius cursorRare/Accidental
Collared PratincoleGlareola pratincola

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticusRare/Accidental
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinus
Great SkuaStercorarius skua

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

Atlantic PuffinFratercula arctica
RazorbillAlca torda
DovekieAlle alleRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Little GullHydrocoloeus minutus
Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactyla
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Slender-billed GullChroicocephalus genei
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Pallas's GullIchthyaetus ichthyaetusRare/Accidental
Audouin's GullIchthyaetus audouinii
Mediterranean GullIchthyaetus melanocephalus
Common GullLarus canus
Caspian GullLarus cachinnans
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellis
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Little TernSternula albifrons
Gull-billed TernGelochelidon nilotica
Caspian TernHydroprogne caspia
Whiskered TernChlidonias hybrida
Black TernChlidonias niger
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterus
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Common TernSterna hirundo
Sandwich TernThalasseus sandvicensis
Lesser Crested TernThalasseus bengalensisRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellataRare/Accidental
Arctic LoonGavia arctica

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Bulwer's PetrelBulweria bulweriiRare/Accidental
Cory's ShearwaterCalonectris diomedea
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus
Yelkouan ShearwaterPuffinus yelkouan
Balearic ShearwaterPuffinus mauretanicus
Barolo ShearwaterPuffinus baroliRare/Accidental

 
CICONIIFORMES: Ciconiidae

Black StorkCiconia nigra
White StorkCiconia ciconia

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Pygmy CormorantMicrocarbo pygmaeusRare/Accidental
Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagGulosus aristotelis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Pelecanidae

Great White PelicanPelecanus onocrotalusRare/Accidental
Pink-backed PelicanPelecanus rufescensIntroduced species
Dalmatian PelicanPelecanus crispusIntroduced species

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

Great BitternBotaurus stellaris
Little BitternIxobrychus minutus
Black-crowned Night HeronNycticorax nycticorax
Little EgretEgretta garzetta
Western Reef-HeronEgretta gularisRare/Accidental
Squacco HeronArdeola ralloides
Western Cattle EgretBubulcus ibis
Great EgretArdea alba
Gray HeronArdea cinerea
Purple HeronArdea purpurea

 
PELECANIFORMES: Threskiornithidae

Glossy IbisPlegadis falcinellus
African Sacred IbisThreskiornis aethiopicusIntroduced species
Northern Bald IbisGeronticus eremitaIntroduced species
Eurasian SpoonbillPlatalea leucorodia

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Pandionidae

OspreyPandion haliaetus

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Bearded VultureGypaetus barbatus
European Honey-buzzardPernis apivorus
Cinereous VultureAegypius monachus
Eurasian GriffonGyps fulvusRare/Accidental
Short-toed Snake-EagleCircaetus gallicus
Lesser Spotted EagleClanga pomarinaRare/Accidental
Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Imperial EagleAquila heliacaRare/Accidental
Golden EagleAquila chrysaetos
Bonelli's EagleAquila fasciataRare/Accidental
Western Marsh HarrierCircus aeruginosus
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneus
Pallid HarrierCircus macrourusRare/Accidental
Montagu's HarrierCircus pygargus
Eurasian SparrowhawkAccipiter nisus
Eurasian GoshawkAccipiter gentilis
Red KiteMilvus milvus
Black KiteMilvus migrans
White-tailed EagleHaliaeetus albicillaRare/Accidental
Common BuzzardButeo buteo
Long-legged BuzzardButeo rufinusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Tytonidae

Barn OwlTyto alba

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scops
Eurasian Eagle-OwlBubo buboRare/Accidental
Eurasian Pygmy-OwlGlaucidium passerinum
Little OwlAthene noctua
Long-eared OwlAsio otus
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
BUCEROTIFORMES: Upupidae

Eurasian HoopoeUpupa epops

 
CORACIIFORMES: Alcedinidae

Common KingfisherAlcedo atthis

 
CORACIIFORMES: Meropidae

Blue-cheeked Bee-eaterMerops persicusRare/Accidental
European Bee-eaterMerops apiaster

 
CORACIIFORMES: Coraciidae

European RollerCoracias garrulus

 
PICIFORMES: Picidae

Eurasian WryneckJynx torquilla
Eurasian Three-toed WoodpeckerPicoides tridactylus
Middle Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocoptes medius
White-backed WoodpeckerDendrocopos leucotos
Great Spotted WoodpeckerDendrocopos major
Lesser Spotted WoodpeckerDryobates minorRare/Accidental
Eurasian Green WoodpeckerPicus viridisRare/Accidental
Black WoodpeckerDryocopus martiusRare/Accidental

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Lesser KestrelFalco naumanni
Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculus
Red-footed FalconFalco vespertinus
Eleonora's FalconFalco eleonorae
MerlinFalco columbarius
Eurasian HobbyFalco subbuteo
Lanner FalconFalco biarmicusRare/Accidental
Saker FalconFalco cherrugRare/Accidental
Peregrine FalconFalco peregrinus

 
PSITTACIFORMES: Psittaculidae

Rose-ringed ParakeetPsittacula krameriIntroduced species

 
PASSERIFORMES: Oriolidae

Eurasian Golden OrioleOriolus oriolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurio
Isabelline ShrikeLanius isabellinusRare/Accidental
Great Gray ShrikeLanius excubitor
Lesser Gray ShrikeLanius minorRare/Accidental
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senator

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Eurasian JayGarrulus glandarius
Eurasian MagpiePica picaRare/Accidental
Eurasian NutcrackerNucifraga caryocatactesRare/Accidental
Red-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax pyrrhocoraxRare/Accidental
Yellow-billed ChoughPyrrhocorax graculus
Eurasian JackdawCorvus monedula
RookCorvus frugilegusRare/Accidental
Carrion CrowCorvus coroneRare/Accidental
Hooded CrowCorvus cornix
Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Paridae

Coal TitPeriparus ater
Crested TitLophophanes cristatus
Marsh TitPoecile palustris
Eurasian Blue TitCyanistes caeruleus
Great TitParus major

 
PASSERIFORMES: Remizidae

Eurasian Penduline-TitRemiz pendulinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Horned LarkEremophila alpestris
Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactyla
Calandra LarkMelanocorypha calandra
Wood LarkLullula arborea
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensis
Crested LarkGalerida cristataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Panuridae

Bearded ReedlingPanurus biarmicusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cisticolidae

Zitting CisticolaCisticola juncidis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Eastern Olivaceous WarblerIduna pallidaRare/Accidental
Western Olivaceous WarblerIduna opaca
Melodious WarblerHippolais polyglotta
Icterine WarblerHippolais icterina
Aquatic WarblerAcrocephalus paludicola
Moustached WarblerAcrocephalus melanopogon
Sedge WarblerAcrocephalus schoenobaenus
Marsh WarblerAcrocephalus palustrisRare/Accidental
Common Reed WarblerAcrocephalus scirpaceus
Great Reed WarblerAcrocephalus arundinaceus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Locustellidae

River WarblerLocustella fluviatilisRare/Accidental
Savi's WarblerLocustella luscinioides
Common Grasshopper WarblerLocustella naevia

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia riparia
Eurasian Crag-MartinPtyonoprogne rupestris
Barn SwallowHirundo rustica
Western House-MartinDelichon urbicum
Red-rumped SwallowCecropis daurica

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Wood WarblerPhylloscopus sibilatrix
Western Bonelli's WarblerPhylloscopus bonelli
Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental
Dusky WarblerPhylloscopus fuscatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilus
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybita
Greenish WarblerPhylloscopus trochiloidesRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Scotocercidae

Cetti's WarblerCettia cetti

 
PASSERIFORMES: Aegithalidae

Long-tailed TitAegithalos caudatus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapilla
Garden WarblerSylvia borin
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoriaRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca curruca
Western Orphean WarblerCurruca hortensis
Rüppell's WarblerCurruca ruppeliRare/Accidental
Sardinian WarblerCurruca melanocephala
Moltoni's WarblerCurruca subalpina
Western Subalpine WarblerCurruca iberiae
Eastern Subalpine WarblerCurruca cantillans
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communis
Spectacled WarblerCurruca conspicillata
Marmora's WarblerCurruca sarda
Dartford WarblerCurruca undata

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

GoldcrestRegulus regulus
Common FirecrestRegulus ignicapilla

 
PASSERIFORMES: Tichodromidae

WallcreeperTichodroma muraria

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Corsican NuthatchSitta whiteheadiEndemic
Eurasian NuthatchSitta europaea

 
PASSERIFORMES: Certhiidae

Eurasian TreecreeperCerthia familiaris
Short-toed TreecreeperCerthia brachydactylaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cinclidae

White-throated DipperCinclus cinclus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Spotless StarlingSturnus unicolor
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

White's ThrushZoothera aureaRare/Accidental
Mistle ThrushTurdus viscivorus
Song ThrushTurdus philomelos
RedwingTurdus iliacus
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatus
Dusky ThrushTurdus eunomusRare/Accidental
Naumann's ThrushTurdus naumanniRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striata
European RobinErithacus rubecula
Thrush NightingaleLuscinia lusciniaRare/Accidental
Common NightingaleLuscinia megarhynchos
BluethroatLuscinia svecica
Red-breasted FlycatcherFicedula parvaRare/Accidental
Semicollared FlycatcherFicedula semitorquataRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleuca
Collared FlycatcherFicedula albicollis
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurus
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochruros
Rufous-tailed Rock-ThrushMonticola saxatilis
Blue Rock-ThrushMonticola solitarius
WhinchatSaxicola rubetra
European StonechatSaxicola rubicola
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe
Isabelline WheatearOenanthe isabellinaRare/Accidental
Desert WheatearOenanthe desertiRare/Accidental
Western Black-eared WheatearOenanthe hispanica
Eastern Black-eared WheatearOenanthe melanoleucaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

Alpine AccentorPrunella collaris
DunnockPrunella modularis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passeridae

House SparrowPasser domesticusRare/Accidental
Italian SparrowPasser italiae
Spanish SparrowPasser hispaniolensis
Eurasian Tree SparrowPasser montanus
Rock SparrowPetronia petronia
White-winged SnowfinchMontifringilla nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinerea
Western Yellow WagtailMotacilla flava
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Richard's PipitAnthus richardiRare/Accidental
Tawny PipitAnthus campestris
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Tree PipitAnthus trivialis
Red-throated PipitAnthus cervinus
Water PipitAnthus spinoletta
Rock PipitAnthus petrosus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebs
BramblingFringilla montifringilla
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustes
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinus
Eurasian BullfinchPyrrhula pyrrhulaRare/Accidental
Trumpeter FinchBucanetes githagineusRare/Accidental
European GreenfinchChloris chloris
Eurasian LinnetLinaria cannabina
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Red CrossbillLoxia curvirostra
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelis
Citril FinchCarduelis citrinella
Corsican FinchCarduelis corsicana
European SerinSerinus serinus
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicus
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephala
Red-headed BuntingEmberiza brunicepsRare/Accidental
Corn BuntingEmberiza calandra
Rock BuntingEmberiza ciaRare/Accidental
Cirl BuntingEmberiza cirlus
YellowhammerEmberiza citrinella
Ortolan BuntingEmberiza hortulana
Reed BuntingEmberiza schoeniclus
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental

 

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